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Cricket Fielding Positions

In the modern game of cricket, with rapid-change, unorthodox fielding positions, would Sir Donald Bradman have scored as many runs if played with a leg-gully or 9-slips?
Australian Cricket Tours - Eden Gardens, Calcutta (Kolkata) See Through The Late-Afternoon Haze Across The Maidan After The 2nd Test Match, Australia vs India 2001

Australia Vs India, Eden Gardens, Calcutta 2001

The 2nd Test Match between Australia and India at Eden Gardens, Calcutta (Kolkata) 2001 is the most incredible example of Test Cricket resilience, patience, and belief. It remains my most memorable.
Australian Cricket Tours - Lisa Busst Playing Cricket In Front Of The Taj Mahal On Our Australia Test Cricket Tour To India

Australian Women's Test Cricket Captains

Since 1934 the Australian Women's National Test Cricket Team has played just 74 Tests under the leadership of 19 Captains. These are the last 10 Aussie Heroines of the ever-growing and popular women's game.
Australian Cricket Tours - The Hair On This Gentleman In Nagpur Was So Frizzed It Almost Reached Shoulder Tip To Shoulder Tip | Nagpur | India

The Orange City, Nagpur

Tour games allow a 'soft' introduction to a country especially an Australian Cricket Tour to India. In 2001 we travelled 16 hours by Indian Railways to watch a 3-day draw in  against an India A.
Australian Cricket Tours - The Crowd In Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, On The Australian Test Cricket Tour Of India 2001

An India Introduction

Before 'Waving The Flag' went live on Feb 14, several blogs had been written ready for publishing, including this. Reading this 20 years later was painful. Full of present & future tenses, thankfully it's now all past!
Australian Cricket Tours - Australia Test Cricket Tour To South Africa 2018 | Scoreboard At Newlands Showing The Over-Rate Is 'Level' When The Game Was 10 Overs Behind Schedule | Cape Town

90 Overs In One Day

ODI's & T20's are by and large played strictly to their limited-overs format, but why isn't Test Cricket strictly played to its format of 90-overs in one day? Too often the humble spectator gets ripped off, without apology!
Australian Cricket Tours - Kepler Wessels Had A Largely Unremarkable But Memorable Career Spanning Two Test Cricket Nations

Kepler Wessels

When not scoring tries for Free State rugby union, Kepler Wessels kept his feet wet in the swimming pool and like Rugby, was one the State's best. Because of near-death, his dad decided to hang-up Keppler’s Speedos.
Australian Cricket Tours - Cricket Club Cafe | Colombo | Sri Lanka

Cricket Club Cafe

As cliche as it sounds, you cannot ever visit Sri Lanka without visiting the Cricket Club Cafe, Colombo, a dining room display of cricketing treasures and memories from across the world.

Australian Cricket Tours - Entrance To The Lance Gibbs Stands, Bourda Oval, Georgetown, Guyana

Australia At The Bourda

Guyana may not be in the Caribbean that we dream or expect, and though being a South American nation that excels at cricket, the Guyanese know how to celebrate the great game just as West Indian 'islanders' do.
Four Australian Cricket Followers Cleaning The Grave Of Harry "Breaker" Harbord Morant, An Australian Military Officer Buried At Church Street Cemetary, Pretoria, South Africa

Australian Cricket Brothers

Australia has had some famous cricket-playing brothers. Undoubtedly the Waugh Twins have been the most feared of those sibling combinations to have represented their country.
Australian Cricket Tours - Blair, Darren, and Mark At The Stairs Of Our South African Airways Jetstream In Bloemfontein

Leaving On A Jetstream

Having hitched around South Africa several times and understanding the ease of road transport, taking to the skies for every game of Australia's Test Cricket Tour To South Africa 2002 was a unique feature.
Australian Cricket Tours - Australian Media Team That Played South Africa Media In Johannesburg 2002

Australia v South Africa

Following cricket in the '90s and early '00s was spent with the same journalists that fed news, view, scores, and more back home. Tour after tour, we often played for the Australia Media Cricket Team!